The Tom Botts Invitational in Columbia, Missouri ended with some solid results for the Cougars, most notably senior Lauren White’s with four new personal records.

White secured her PRs in 100-meter hurdles, the 200-meter dash, the high jump and the javelin, which gave her the fourth best mark in SIUE history,. She placed third in the 100, sixth in the 200, fourth in the high jump and fourth in javelin at the invite. White is preparing for the seven-event heptathlon she will compete in at the conference championship.

“I was thoroughly impressed with the performances today. A little nice weather goes a long way, and I think this is a great way to go into our final regular season competition next weekend,” Head Coach Scott Block said.

The Cougars’ throwers also had a good weekend with senior Lizzie Virgl taking fourth in the women’s hammer throw and a PR in discus, junior Nick Matthews placing second in the men’s hammer and senior Martinus Mitchell taking third in discus.

DeVonte Tincher also continued his successful freshman season with a 100-meter that placed him fourth in SIUE history.

The Cougars will finish their regular season at the Memphis Invitational Friday, April 27 and Saturday, April 28. The OVC championship is two weeks later on Thursday, May 10 through Saturday, May 12 in Cookeville, Tennessee. 

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